Like Alex, Alcides is contracted to Chelsea, but has been 'parked' at PSV as he seeks to secure a Dutch passport and also establish himself in the Brazil national team.

The 22 year-old said: "My agent is now talking to Chelsea about my future. The club has an option for another two years and we want to know their plans."

Alcides will be in action for PSV tomorrow night against Tottenham in the UEFA Cup and he added: "It will be an opportunity for me to show that I can play at a high level in the Premiership."